Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


Officially, any school’s purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce. How do schools know how to do that, exactly? How could we know whether or not schools reach their purpose successfully? Read on to find out.

The history of training in US companies

Connecting 2 the World

The role of education and training in the US correlates to the management practices that have developed over the last century. Knowledge of work practices were passed down from expert to novice through the apprenticeship. After WWII, however, college education through the GI bill made university affordable to those who would not have been able to attend college before. There are still these management training type of programs in large multinational companies.

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. In previous centuries, students had to build their own Google.

What Makes Professional Development Work?


There are a vast plethora of people who could be the best teachers ever, yet they don’t want to be in the profession. It is not easy for teachers to thrive and to grow when teacher professional development is irrelevant, generic, and unsustainable.

An Education ‘Intrapreneur’ on the Difficulties Innovating in a Conservative Industry


Larry Singer is a CEO, but not the smug type, who’s likely to engage you in a long-winded conversation about himself, while you sip on your drink and wait for someone more interesting to come along. He, like many of our podcast listeners, is a person who wants to do well, but also do good. I mean, I was so peeved at the publishers who come out there and talk about being education companies, but shareholder value trumps all. That's what I wanted to study.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses. Technology allows for teachers to have more small group and one on one instruction, something all teachers find value in.

6 Benefits of Being Self-Taught

Fractus Learning

Moreover, how might the principles of self-education help today’s young people become tomorrow’s movers and shakers? How much learning is enough? Having demonstrated an extraordinary ability with mathematics from an early age, he quickly exhausted the knowledge of his teachers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Politico : “ National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning delivered dozens of letters to President Donald Trump from her students on Wednesday afternoon, with one of the letters urging the president to ‘take care’ with his language about immigrant and refugee communities.” high school’s track turned out to be superintendent, cops say.”


Creating the felt for the velcro to stick

Connecting 2 the World

In other words, schooling should prepare students to be receptacle to learning from new environments, interactions, information, and experience. Like felt, new ideas will "stick" best to younger learners who have more room in their developing brains. However, as we age, the felt becomes crowded with knowledge we have accumulated. Older learners may need to change their thinking (lift the velcro from the felt) which can be difficult. project based learning).

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to include my word graphics into blogger and since I don't have a lot of time to figure it out, it will just have to be left out of this post. The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. This can further be linked to depth of knowledge being greater as it is internalized (Yaklief, 2010), as exhibit 2 illustrates.